" Clear straw yellow color with green nuances. Fruity and floral aromas of apple, stone fruits, and lemon. Silky and soft on the palate with pear, honeysuckle, and slight orangeflavors and a touch of minerality. Balanced. " ~ Winery notes
Wine Advocate 91 "The intriguing nose of the 2015 Benufet is already developing a petrol-like note combined with the meaty white fruit Garnacha Blanca is able to achieve, especially from extremely old vines like this. There is also a faint peachy pit note. The palate is very tasty, it makes you
Wine Advocate 90 "The subtle and elegant 2016 Cepas Vellas is always balanced, tasty and easy to drink, with pit fruit, apples, pears and some balsamic hints. Godeval's oldest vineyards are now 33 years old, on south-facing slate slopes. This is sold as Viña Godeval in the US. There is a cold soak
" From a meteorological point of view, we can describe this 2014 harvest in our vineyard as "very Galician". Periodic rainfall throughout the summer maintained soil humidity levels, ensuring good canopy development with a large number of productive leaves —a prerequisite for the ripening cycle of
Wine Spectator 91 “This ﬁrm white delivers mineral, quinine and ginger ﬂavors that show grip and focus, backed by noticeable tannins that give way to a smoky ﬁnish. More savory than fruity, though peach and quince are in the mix. Distinctive. Drink now through 2022. Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator
"Perelada has been producing wines since the fourteenth century. The castle and its estates has been owned by the Mateu family since 1923. Its founder Miguel Mateu passed away in 1972 and left his son-in-law Arturo Suque at the helm. Today Perelada is producing world class cava and superb still
"Quintessential Albarino...on the nose it shows aromas of lemon, melon, apple, and fresh herbs. In the mouth it is fresh and zesty, with citrus notes, a touch of refreshing minerality, and a long, clean, racy finish."~Distributor Notes
James Suckling 90 “Lots of cooked apple and lanolin character on the nose and palate. Waxy, too. Full body, and a bitter lemon and a flavorful finish. Reveal verdejo character. Drink now.”-JS “Intense bouquet with mineral notes, herbs, citrus fruit. Deliciously balanced in the mouth with vibrant
Quibia gets its name from a aspirational worry-free state of mind. The wine is the brainchild of Miquelangel Cerda and his partner, Pere Obrador celebrating the versitility of the indigenous red grape, Callet, which is the common thread through all their wines. The Callet lends texture and tartness.
Robert Parker 88-90 90% Viura, 10% Malvasia Traditional Riojan viticulture that is completely sustainable and organic, although not certified. A blend of head trained and trellished vineyards of Rioja's most traditional white varieties. Eight hour maceration in pneumatic press, followed by
"A total stunner of an Albarino from a reference-point producer, this is a highly textural, mineral wine with a gravelly granitic mouth feel overlaid with apple florals and grapefruit zing. Aromatics and texture are beautifully matched: pretty jasmine, elderflower, granny smith, green citric zest,
A wine that’s vinified in Man- chuela then trucked to Rioja for the élevage and bottling, the 2017 Protocolo Blanco (60% Macabeo and 40% Airen) is a de- licious, easy going white offering lots of white peach, dried pineap- ple, and chalky, salty aromas and flavors. It’s nicely balanced and ideal for
James Suckling 92 "This offers up plenty of bright pear, grapefruit and melon character. Flinty and juicy, nicely cut and really fresh. Drink now. Publish Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018 Tasting Notes Pale golden color, with green hue. Complex aromas of green apples, grassy, citrus and tropical
John Gilman 93+ "For decades, this bottling was produced with fifteen percent Manzanilla added into the blend just after the completion of fermentation, with the remainder of the cuvée made up entirely of Viura. It was extremely popular in its day in Spain, but as fashion changed in the 1980s, the
Made from 100% Albarino grapes tended in granite soil. The vineyards are located next to the Miño river in Galicia (Northwestern Spain) within the Condado de Tea subzone of Rías Baixas. Columna is a very unique expression of this queenly grape due to its southern and interior location. This results
Tasting Notes. Supplies aromas of white orchard fruit with herbal notes. The palate contains flavors of pear and notes of ginger. The finish is long and ends with hints of spice. Wine. This slinky, mineral white hails from Valdeorras ("Valley of Gold") in eastern Galicia, a region once
“A bright, straw-yellow colored wine. On the nose, this 100% Verdejo has high aromatic intensity, with tropical fruit and hints of fennel and fresh grass. In the mouth it is both syrupy smooth and refreshing, with a slightly bitter finish which is typical of the variety making it long and pleasant
In the traditional style of txakolina from Getaria, this light and crisp wine is bottled with a little bit of residual carbon dioxide to give it its signature natural spritz. This 100% hondarribi zuri txakolina is fermented with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
Vinous Media 91 "(60 percent raised in large oak casks, 25 percent of them new, and 40 percent raised in stainless steel tanks, all of it on its lees) Green-tinged yellow. Meyer lemon, melon, jasmine and a vanilla nuance on the highly perfumed nose. Pliant and broad in the mouth, offering juicy pit
Crisp, fresh and extremely aromatic dry white that expresses a;; the character and elegance of the Rueda region. Light straw colour with slight green hints reflects its youth. On the palate, it is intence, and bright with good well balanced acidity.
Flinty, smoky fresh nose followed by a zippy effervescent and dry lime citrus. Long, stony finish and bright in the end. Great food wine. Think sushi and Chinese takeout. REGION D.O. Getariako Txakolina GRAPES 100% Hondarrabi Zuri SOIL Rocky flysch with Limestone, calcareous clays and some sand
Wine Advocate 93 "Sara Pérez considers 2016 a special vintage that she likes for whites and rosés—wines with tension and a lower pH, as seen in the 2016 Dido Blanc. Part of the wine was macerated with skins for quite a long time, which provides for subtle tannins that are nicely integrated with the
“Brilliant yellow with a greenish edge. Intensely aromatic with white floral, citrus and white peach notes. Accessible, sweet and hedonistic upon entry. Notable for its clean acidity, which carries through on the midpalate. Long and persistent on the finish.” ~Winery Notes
Winery Notes "Light yellow. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ripe melon, nectarine and mango, with hints of lemon pith and ginger adding urgency and lift. Smooth and broad on the palate, offering juicy tropical and pit fruit flavors plus a suggestion of honeysuckle. Becomes more vibrant with